Press CentreEscape the ordinary with the ultimate body, mind and spiritual experience


Press CentreEscape the ordinary with the ultimate body, mind and spiritual experience

Dubai, 20 May 2021: Self-care is necessary for our physical and mental health, yet it often slips to the bottom of the list. During this challenging time – when work, home schooling, missing loved ones and everything in between have led to increased stress levels – it’s more important than ever to make time for yourself.

For the perfect setting to disconnect from daily life, reconnect with yourself and take time out to revitalise and retune, look no further than Jumeirah Hotels & Resorts. Known for its indulgent experiences amidst lush surroundings, the luxury hotel leader, together with its wellness brand TaliseTM, has partnered with international life coach Sophia Bakkal and clinical hypnotherapist Rachel Dowes to launch the ultimate body, mind and spiritual experience – Jumeirah Retreats by Beyond Wellness.

From life coaching to hypnotherapy, meditation to mindfulness and massage, fuelled by a delicious full-board menu of nourishing and nutrient-rich food, the latest addition to Jumeirah’s wellness offering will invigorate, energise and empower through a curated programme of transformative experiences. Forming part of Jumeirah’s ongoing efforts to create exceptional guest moments, Jumeirah Retreats by Beyond Wellness will facilitate positive lifestyle-changes that cater to individual guest needs.

Commenting on the launch, Julanda Marais, Regional Spa Director at Madinat Jumeirah, said: “We are immensely proud that we continue to innovate the guest experience. With mental health at the forefront of conversations, we wanted to use our expertise to support our guests and provide them with an opportunity for much-needed self-care. Jumeirah Retreats by Beyond Wellness is ideal for those who want to switch off, reconnect with themselves and have a spiritual experience away from the stress of daily life. This one-of-a-kind luxury wellbeing journey will further raise the profile of Jumeirah’s wellness credentials while enhancing its expansive offering. We look forward to welcoming visitors locally and from around the world and providing them with a stunning setting in which to enjoy this exceptional, transformative experience.”

Beyond Wellness is led by international Life Coach Sophia Bakkal and Clinical Hypnotherapist Rachel Dowes who bring 40 years of combined experience in the corporate and wellness sector and learnings from some of the world’s most renowned experts in the wellness and coaching fields. Rachel Dowes added: “We believe that every new day brings with it another chance to change your life. We are therefore delighted to join forces with Jumeirah and its award winning Talise Spa, a sanctuary for the mind, body and spirit, to bring our wellness weekends to guests and offer them the chance to escape from the ordinary. This isn’t just another wellness retreat. This is a moment of truth to transform, reclaim and revitalise your life.”

Framed by stunning views of Dubai’s iconic Burj Al Arab Jumeirah, the first retreat will take place at Jumeirah Al Qasr, the palatial luxury destination inspired by the summer residences of the Sheikhs. Running from 25th to 26th June 2021, the two-day programme will offer up a 360-degree luxury wellness experience for both men and women, delivered in accordance with all Government safety directives. Starting from AED 2,999 for a single room and AED 4,299 for a double, the ultimate self-care weekend will include:
  • One night, two days’ five-star accommodation
  • Full board healthy meals and detox juices
  • Daily transformative coaching workshops
  • Daily meditation and mindfulness practice
  • Hypnotherapy workshop
  • Chakra balancing and crystal healing
  • Daily yoga with Talise Guru Vijay Sharma
  • Fire ceremony
  • Full moon meditation
  • Sound bowl sunset meditation
  • One signature 60 minute massage at Talise Spa
  • Unlimited access to pool, beach, spa, sauna, steam, gym and fitness facilities
  • Exclusive 20% discount on spa treatments
  • Beyond Wellness gift hamper
  • 24/7 access to Beyond Wellness community and events post-retreat
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